Catastrophe Centre

Catastrophe Updates

  • Adiyaman, Turkey Earthquake, Mw5.4

    A Mw5.4 earthquake struck about 17 mi (27 km) southeast of Adiyaman (pop. ~270,000) at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, according to the Turkish Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI). The epicentre was at a depth of 8 mi (13 km). The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a slightly lower magnitude of Mw5.2 at a shallower depth of 6 mi (10 km) at a similar location. As of 14:00 on April 24, two houses had been destroyed, 75 houses had been se...

  • Greensboro, North Carolina Tornado (Apr 2018)

    In the late afternoon local time of Sunday April 15, a tornado touched down in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, travelling 34 mi (55 km) and reaching a maximum rating of EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS damage survey estimated that the maximum path width of the tornado was 500 yards (460 m), causing a broad swath of destruction. The estimated maximum wind speed was 135 mph (217 km/hr). According to the Greensboro C...

  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni (19P)

    Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni (19P), the eighth named storm of the 2017-18 South Pacific cyclone season, formed on April 8 over open water in the South Pacific. Keni rapidly intensified and bypassed to the southwest of Fiji’s largest island of Viti Levu on April 10 as a Category 3 severe tropical cyclone on the Fiji Meteorological Service tropical cyclone intensity scale, equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS). The system continued to in...

RMS/Reactions Catastrophe Centre

The RMS/Reactions Catastrophe Centre provides real time catastrophe updates and reports on catastrophe events around the globe. The RMS catastrophe response team monitors global windstorm, earthquake, and other hazard activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides information on events before and after they strike. Emphasis is placed on events of sufficient intensity to cause insurance loss in regions covered by RMS models, as well as major humanitarian or economic disasters. RMS also provides industry loss estimates using their catastrophe modeling technology and exposure databases, combined with up-to-the-minute event data.

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